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this morning, writer j.k. rowling set the world of children's books on fire with harry potter and his magical world. her new book is much more down to earth. >> "casual vacancy" is the name. and it goes on sale today. and "nightline's" cynthia mcfadden got an early look. >> reporter: books. movies. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> i'm a what? >> reporter: merchandise. a theme park. the harry potter universe, j.k. rowling's creation, has spell bound millions. now, rowling has left her wizarding world behind for an adult novel called "the casual vacancy." you've gone from the ultimate fantasy to the ultimate reality. >> i've gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that, to a book that intensely personal. that expresses a lot of my reality. >> reporter: rowling insists the book is not a memoir. but she did draw on the darker times of her life to craft her characters. >> we have an adult character in the book who has obsessive compulsive disorder. these are things i know from the inside. yeah. >> reporter: the ocd part of it, as well? >> when i was in my teens i had
and so is j.k. rowling. author who made harry potter a household name has now cast her spell on adults. her new novel, the casual vacancy will be on store shelves today. and it's about as far from the wizarding world as you can get. the book has just gone on sale in britain. that's where we find cnn's aaron mclaughlin. good morning. they are calling this potter to potty mouth, the huge anticipation for this book is palpable. a lot of the details have been kept secret. you managed to get your hands on it. how did you do that? >> reporter: good morning, alena. yes, i have. i was not one of the few journalists selected to get an advanced copy or to read the book in advance. i got it just like anyone else here in the uk can at this point coming to their local book store. it's also available on e-reader. so far, this book, we have not seen the frenzy here in the uk that we saw for the launch of the harry potter series. there aren't the long lines. i have yet to see a wizard costume. customers seem to be driven primarily by a curiosity to see what rowling has in store for them next. take a l
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next, she made magic and millions, almost a billion from the harry potter series for kids. but now will j.k. rowling reel in their parents. we'll hear from the author as she prepares to release her first book for adults. >>> also coming up, a food fight in cafeterias across this country. why students say eating all the healthy food is leaving them hungry for more. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal. you by no no hair removal. the new color changing candle from air wick, brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for heal
on amazon and it didn't even need harry potter's magic. j.k. rowling's new book is on sale today, but is it worth all the hype? >>> and where is this rare white whale headed, next. (push button tone)fterno. this is stacy from springfiel oh whoa. hello? yes. i didn't realize i'd be talking to an actual person. you don't need to press "0," i'm here. reach a person, not a prompt whenever you call chase sapphire. get two times the points on dining in restaurants with chase sapphire preferred. >>> good morning. welcome back to "starting point." some top stories to tell you about this morning. congressman todd akin suggested that women could turn off conception in what he called a case of legitimate rape. but he's picked up more support for his beleaguered senate campaign. jim demint and rick santorum are urging voters to back akin and help republicans win the senate. >>> a new york gay couple is suing a conservative group in federal court. they claim the group, public advocate of the united states, stole a photograph of them kissing from their blog and then used it in a mailer to illu
on t >>> "harry potter" will hit this ball to left-center. it is carrying. >> the nationals' magic number is now down to four. they beat the phillies 8-4 last night thanks in part to that bryce harper home run. it was the rookie phenom's 20th homer of the season. the braves also won last night so their first place remains at four games. >> for people who may not be as closely acquainted with baseball as you were, that four represents the number of games they have to win in order to get the baseball title. >> yes. >> i'm just saying. some people are like four what? >> i'm not necessarily closely -- what is it you said? >> closely acquainted. >> i'm just a fan. >> veronica johnson is in the storm center now with a look at the warm start to the morning. >> look, i'm closely acquainted to the monitor here, look. i'm sorry. we're just teasing you. we're at 69 degrees outside right now. 69. that is mild. we've got a light wind too out of the south, but it's a little wet in parts of the area. some clouds making their way into our area. so kind of a mostly cloudy start. it's not going to l
minimoney. had to give that millionaire moneyy. >> coming on. >> harry potter is walking around with no money in his pocket. i don't believe it. alicia kwaurlquarles have fun a concert. >> up next, bobbi brown on how to express your inner you, >>> this morning on "today's beaute i, request the "gaining confidence from the inside out in an effort to celebrate women's inner beauty. ""today's" beauty editor and makeup artist bobbi brown invited matters, daughters, sisters, celebrities and athletes to learn a few makeup tricks, and she then treated them to an excited photo shoot where they put their best foot forward and opened up what beauty means to them. their story is in bobbi's new book "pretty powerful" and bobby brown is here with two of the women, a professional boxer and danielle diamond, a yoga teacher. good morning. >> good morning. >> great to have you all of here. >> it's a little cliche the way we talk about beauty, of course, being more than than the outside, it's about being inside as well. you say the seventh book around. we need to emphasize this message, right. >>
. she says she may write another book set in harry potter's magical world. rowling became the world's most successful living writer with her seven novels about the boy who discovers he's a wizard and then battles the forces of evil. the 47-year-old author says even though harry's story is done, she is considering a new story set in the same universe. >> j.k. rowling is a genius in my book. those books are so fun. all the time and effort to create that world and the characters and spells and the storyline. so i'm looking forward to the forward to the fact that she might write another series set in the magic world. >> but not to the adult novel? >> i'm going read that, too. she doesn't mean adult like what you're thinking. she means adult novel like for people of our age. >> oh. okay. we're going to go to weather now. veronica? >> that mean he hasn't read them. just move on. >> no. >> we've got a little bit of rain out there this morning. take a look at the radar. only a small part of us getting those rain showers. that's going to be sliding eastward into areas like frederick. leesbur
. can you make your own scarecrow. last year there were harry potter scarecrows, pirates of the caribbean scarecrows, petty zoo, really, really fun. >> extravaganza indeed. quick drive from chicago. 30 minutes outside of portland to the wilmette valley festival. >> it's a really up and coming wine region. 30 minutes outside portland. known in particular for hits pinot noirs, a harvest trail which costs $79. take in three wineries, learn about the wine-making process, tastings along the way and culminates with a grand tasting at the end of the day, really good fun. >> get to do it all in one fun? >> exactly. >> fall foliage, best places to be perhaps, in the adirondacks. >> at ron damage park is the largest park in the entire country, believe it or not. that means they have a very long leaf-turning season from mid-september all the way until the end of october so there's plenty of time to have a look at those leaves. also 1980 olympic winters were there so there's a ski jumping competition >> you don't have to participate on the ski jump. you can look at the leaves. >> i'l
harry potter scarecrows, pirates of the caribbean scarecrows, petty zoo, really, really fun. >> extravaganza indeed. quick drive from chicago. 30 minutes outside of portland to the wilmette valley festival. >> it's a really up and coming wine region. 30 minutes outside portland. known in particular for hits pinot noirs, a harvest trail which costs $79. take in three wineries, learn about the wine-making process, tastings along the way and culminates with a grand tasting at the end of the day, really good fun. >> get to do it all in one fun? >> exactly. >> fall foliage, best places to be perhaps, in the adirondacks. >> at ron damage park is the largest park in the entire country, believe it or not. that means they have a very long leaf-turning season from mid-september all the way until the end of october so there's plenty of time to have a look at those leaves. also 1980 olympic winters were there so there's a ski jumping competition >> you don't have to participate on the ski jump. you can look at the leaves. >> i'll just look at the leaves. i think that's a better idea. oc
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